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National Railway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A good day out

Allow plenty of time for your visit (at least a few hours) as there is so much to do and see. And... read more

Reviewed today
malcolm219
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Ongar, Essex
Excellent display

Well worth a visit. Lots of engines and trains on display with a further hall full of memoribillia... read more

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mslancashire503927
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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Reviewed today

Allow plenty of time for your visit (at least a few hours) as there is so much to do and see. And entry is free!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank malcolm219
Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth a visit. Lots of engines and trains on display with a further hall full of memoribillia. So much to take in. Free entry but donations welcome.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mslancashire503927
Reviewed today

Nice museum- lots of trains (although it would be better if you could go onto more of the trains rather than look at them from the outside as this was slightly disappointing). However, the museum is currently very hard/unpleasant to find on foot. The pedestrian...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed today

Was very surprised by the sheer number of things there was to look at and learn about, the size of the museum was much bigger than I was expecting and free entry when they could easily charge for it means it's very accessible, a refreshing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leonj327
Reviewed today via mobile

You need a full day to go round the museum, I live in York and every time I go there is always something new to see. Halfway round have a break a cuppa disabled access through out.briliant day out with train rides as well. Jim

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stewpot2828
Reviewed today via mobile

Amazing to see the variety and volume of trains from through the years and they have been well maintained! The museum is a must while in York for adults and children alike! So much to see you could be there all day.... We had a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rosycheeks1306
Reviewed yesterday

We had a super time at the National Railway Museum. Lots of information, helpful guides and fun activities for our under-9 year old grandchildren. We had lunch in the restaurant, sadly the staff serving the food were not so cheerful or helpful. Otherwise it would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank siluki
Reviewed yesterday

if you have kids this is a must it is Dad whats this what is this for why have they got lots of wheels why are they so dirty

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GatesheadProfesser
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place to visit, especially as our grandson is greatly interested in steam locomotives. You will need plenty of time to spend here as there is so much to see and do. It’s not just the Mallard although it steals the show, but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this place to be really interesting and free entry which was great. Loads of old trains and carridges to see and has a nostalgic feel. If you like trains this is a great place to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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greenacres18
31 January 2019|
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Response from Jeanadams | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid I cannot help you on this as I did not notice anything about dogs but I did not see any dogs around the museum. There is a car park outside the Museum but I would not want to leave my dog on a car there as it is... More
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Cheryl S
16 December 2018|
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York has a volunteer bureau guide station. They are a great resource for your questions.
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ChetD647
1 December 2018|
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From what I can gather, it appears to cost 25pounds per person
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